Horse whispering evolved as the standard language of human-equine communication after the impracticalities of horse Morse code and sidesaddle semaphore became woefully apparent. Brush up on pony gossip with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a 90-minute Introduction to Horsemanship lesson and a 45-minute private rider assessment at Denver Equestrians in Littleton (a $210 value).
Denver Equestrians guides students in the fine art of centaur impersonation with a large indoor arena that provides ample traction for riding lessons. During each 90-minute lesson, professional instructors will trot out the basics of oat-powered transportation such as mounting and dismounting, transitioning from walk to halt, and galloping backward in time. Students should register in advance and, upon arrival, meet their instructors and the steeds before brushing up on proper grooming and tacking technique. With a maximum of six riders per group, Denver Equestrians ensures an intimate lesson tailored to each individual's needs and experience. Students can continue their equine-bonding experience with a 45-minute private rider-assessment lesson that hones horsemanship abilities such as communicating with the horse and proper techniques for riding off into sunsets.
Owner Corinne M. Lettau has spent the last 18 years traveling the country studying dressage under elite professionals such as 1994 Olympic bronze medalist Michelle Gibson. She prides herself on pampering her horses with gourmet feed, uncramped pastures, and stables stocked with upscale hay and the electronic version of Battleship. Visit Denver Equestrians' website to book your lesson.
Over the past 20 years, Denver Equestrians owner Corinne M. Lettau has been mastering proper horse training and horse communication while studying under elite professionals such as 1994 Olympic bronze medalist Michelle Gibson. At her 32,000-square-foot equestrian complex, Corinne and a team of talented instructors share their bond with horses by leading students through riding lessons, horsemanship classes, and rider assessments. On large indoor and outdoor arenas, students cover the basics of oat-powered transportation, such as mounting, dismounting, and transitioning from walk to halt. In group classes, students glean horseback know-how alongside up to five other riders. During private lessons, students build upon individual strengths and weaknesses and discuss the advancement of elective hoof surgery for humans.